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Photo Coverage: Leading Men III Performance

The Leading Men III concert was performed on Monday, April 21, 2008 at 7:00pm to a sold out audience, as part of the long-running concert series Broadway at Birdland.The concert was a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.  John Tartaglia, the Tony-nominated star of Avenue Q, again hosted this annual celebration of stellar male singers and actors from Broadway and cabaret.  Seth Rudetsky, the Emmy-nominated writer, host and comic, also returned as its musical director as did director Alan Muraoka (NAATCO's Falsettoland). Produced by Wayman Wong.

This year's Leading Men lineup consists of: Tom Andersen (5-time MAC Award winner), Skylar Astin (Spring Awakening), David Burnham (Wicked) Jim Caruso (Jim Caruso's Cast Party), Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening), Aaron Lazar (Les Mis), Norm Lewis (The Little Mermaid),  Michael McElroy (Rent), Skie Ocasio (Bombay Dreams), Aaron Ramey (Curtains), Robb Sapp (Wicked), Benjamin Schrader, Christopher Sieber (Spamalot), Marcus Simeone (2-time MAC Award winner), Bobby Steggert (110 in the Shade) and Jim Walton (Merrily We Roll Along).

The song list was as follows:

Michael McElroy: "Let It Sing' ("Violet") by Brian Crawley and Jeanine Tesori

Bobby Steggert: "Larger Than Life" ("My Favorite Year") by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

Aaron Ramey: "What Do I Need With Love?" ("Thoroughly Modern Millie") by Dick Scanlan and Jeanine Tesori

Tom Andersen: "Yard Sale" by Tom Andersen

Jim Caruso: "Coffee in a Cardboard Cup" ("70, Girls, 70") by John Kander and Fred Ebb, with additional lyrics by Johnny Rodgers and Jim Caruso

Skie Ocasio: "Live Out Loud" ("A Little Princess") by Andrew Lippa

Benjamin Schrader: "Who Can I Turn To?" ("Roar of the Greasepaint") by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley

Jonathan Groff: "Try Me" ("She Loves Me") by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock

Marcus Simeone: "Then Again" by Tom Andersen and Tim Di Pasqua

John Tartaglia: "Taylor" by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich

Skylar Astin & Robb Sapp: "You Are My Bitch" ("See Rock City and Other Destinations") by Brad Alexander and Adam Mathias

Aaron Lazar: "Younger Than Springtime" ("South Pacific") by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

Seth Rudetsky: "Deconstructing" by Seth Rudetsky

Jim Walton: "Good Thing Going" and "Not a Day Goes By" ("Merrily We Roll Along") by Stephen Sondheim

David Burnham: "That's Life" by Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon

Christopher Sieber: "One for My Baby" by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen

Norm Lewis: "Before the Parade Passes By' ("Hello, Dolly!") by Jerry Herman

For further information on Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS, please contact www.broadwaycares.org

Photos By Walter McBride/ Retna Ltd.


Leading Men III cast and creative team


Leading Men III cast and creative team


Michael McElroy


Michael McElroy


Michael McElroy


Michael McElroy


Michael McElroy


Michael McElroy


Michael McElroy


Bobby Steggert


Bobby Steggert


Bobby Steggert


Bobby Steggert


Bobby Steggert


Bobby Steggert


Bobby Steggert


Bobby Steggert


Bobby Steggert


Aaron Ramey


Aaron Ramey


Aaron Ramey


Aaron Ramey


Aaron Ramey


Tom Andersen


Tom Andersen


Tom Andersen


Tom Andersen


Tom Andersen


Jim Caruso


Jim Caruso


Jim Caruso


Jim Caruso


Jim Caruso


Jim Caruso


Skie Ocasio


Skie Ocasio


Skie Ocasio


Skie Ocasio


Skie Ocasio


Benjamin Schrader


Benjamin Schrader


Benjamin Schrader


Benjamin Schrader


Benjamin Schrader


Benjamin Schrader


Benjamin Schrader


John Tartaglia


John Tartaglia


John Tartaglia


John Tartaglia


John Tartaglia


John Tartaglia


Jonathan Groff


Jonathan Groff


Jonathan Groff


Jonathan Groff


Jonathan Groff


Jonathan Groff


Jonathan Groff


Marcus Simeone


Marcus Simeone


Marcus Simeone


Marcus Simeone


Marcus Simeone


Marcus Simeone


Skylar Astin


Skylar Astin


Skylar Astin


Skylar Astin


Skylar Astin


Skylar Astin


Skylar Astin and Robb Sapp


Skylar Astin and Robb Sapp


Robb Sapp and Skylar Astin


Skylar Astin and Robb Sapp


Skylar Astin and Robb Sapp


Skylar Astin and Robb Sapp


Skylar Astin and Robb Sapp


Skylar Astin and Robb Sapp


Skylar Astin and Robb Sapp


Aaron Lazar


Aaron Lazar


Aaron Lazar


Aaron Lazar


Aaron Lazar


Aaron Lazar


Seth Rudetsky


Seth Rudetsky


Seth Rudetsky


Seth Rudetsky


Jim Walton


Jim Walton


Jim Walton


Jim Walton


David Burnham


David Burnham


David Burnham


David Burnham


David Burnham


David Burnham


David Burnham


David Burnham


Christopher Sieber


Christopher Sieber


Christopher Sieber


Christopher Sieber


Christopher Sieber


Christopher Sieber


Christopher Sieber


Christopher Sieber


Christopher Sieber


Christopher Sieber


Wayman Wong


Wayman Wong


Wayman Wong


Wayman Wong


Wayman Wong


Wayman Wong


Norm Lewis


Norm Lewis


Norm Lewis


Norm Lewis


Norm Lewis


Norm Lewis


Norm Lewis


Norm Lewis


John Tartaglia


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